Important dates

Individuals are inducted to the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame every 2 years. The next inductions will take place in 2020. Nomination forms will be available on this page early 2020.

Overview

The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created in 1951 to recognize individuals on a biennial cycle who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry ceremonially inducts up to 3 individuals every 2 years. The Selection Panel is appointed by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and is comprised of a cross-section of panellists representing Alberta's agriculture industry.

Hall inductees

2018 inductees

  • A look at the life, accomplishments and impact of 2018 Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee Garnet Altwasser.
  • A look at the life, accomplishments and impact of 2018 Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee Ron Howard.
  • A look at the life, accomplishments and impact of 2018 Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee Dietrich Kuhlmann.

Past inductees

A list of Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame inductees since 1951 is also available.

Nominations

The next induction cycle begins in the spring of 2020. A candidate must be nominated by 3 individuals other than members of the candidate's immediate family.

Nominators may submit a nomination on behalf of an organization or independently as individuals.

Evaluation

Information provided in the nomination form must stand on its own, and is the primary document used for evaluating candidates.

In addition to the completed nomination form, 3 letters of recommendation should be provided with letters not exceeding 2 pages each.

Additional information is not required nor encouraged.

Eligibility

Individuals, who have demonstrated leadership in farm, rural or commodity organizations, or in the food industry, are eligible for the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. Leadership must have been demonstrated over many years at the provincial level, and the candidate must have made a significant province-wide impact on the industry as a whole.

Contact

To connect with the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-968-3518
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: colin.gosselin@gov.ab.ca